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BTI Transformation Insights

6 November 2017

Analysis and research on governance, political regimes and economic policies from the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI).


Bonn Climate Change Summit

Time to Listen to Severely Threatened Islands

For the first time, a paradise in danger will host the UN climate talks. Can Fiji’s presidency bring about the desperately needed global partnerships for island nations? read more



Why Optimism is Fading

70 years after independence, Pakistan is caught in political chaos, and it seems as if the reasons to be optimist about the country’s democratic future got fewer. Next years’ elections could turn out to be a crossroads in its history. read more


Backsliding on Justice?

Thousands of Georgians protested on the streets of Tbilisi in support of two young rappers, members of the group Birja Mafia, who were arrested on drugs charges that they say were trumped up. The protests marked another step in Georgians’ decline in trust for their law enforcement system. read more

SGI 2017 Update

Governance Capacities in the OECD and EU

Our sister project Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI) presents new data and reports for OECD and EU states on the basis of three indices: Policy Performance, Governance and Democracy. read more


Agenda 2030

For a Comprehensive and Credible Governance Measurement in the SDGs

What is the significance of good governance in national reporting on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? And are the UN member states prepared to use independent governance indicators in their reports? Representatives of governments, civil society and the private sector discussed this issue in Oslo in September 2017 at the invitation of the UNDP. read more


In Our next Newsletter

Big Elections in Uncertain Times

Somaliland goes to the polls on 13 November. Is the relatively stable enclave falling into the old traps of clan rivalries and foreign geopolitical interests? +++ Brazil's President Temer may face impeachment based on wide-ranging corruption accusations one year after his predecessor Roussef was impeached for manipulating public accounts. +++ Militaries with political ambitions have a profound long-term impact on developing and transitional countries, research from Heidelberg University shows.


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